Thirty Years of Research. One Hundred Scientific Studies. And a long-standing record for innovation.
With 30 years of experience, nearly 100 scientific studies documenting clinical efficacy, and a long-standing track record for outcomes-driven innovation, ACP is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced therapeutic modalities. ACP’s devices are developed around evidence-based practice, and have been engineered to meet the rigorous performance requirements of elite athletics and professional clinicians.
State-of-the-Art Technology. Built for the Real World
ACP’s physical agent modalities are designed by clinicians, for clinicians, with one thing in mind: results. With an engineering philosophy that is focused on outcomes, ease of use and durability, ACP’s medical technology is built to endure the challenges of "real world" therapy settings and training rooms.
ACP is proud to provide the "equipment of choice" for numerous professional, collegiate and Olympic sports organizations around the world — including recent Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, Olympic Gold Medal, and NCAA National Championship winners.
ACP offers a full line of Therapeutic Modality devices including Electrotherapy, Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS), Therapeutic Ultrasound, Shortwave Diathermy and Infrared Therapy:
- Condition-driven operating protocols for ease of use and efficiency
- Patented PENS technology for neuromuscular rehabilitation
- Patented Delta T Temperature Dose Control technology ensures reproducible ultrasound and diathermy dosage for treatment consistency, safety and clinician efficiency
- Ultrasound technology with the lowest BNR/ERA in the industry
- Patented transducer-mounted controls for ease of use and efficiency
- Protocol-use recording capabilities for utilization tracking
- Built-in lead wire/output tester
- Durable cases, membrane-covered controls and built-in carry handles
Built for the demands of professional clinicians, ACP’s Therapeutic Modalities and other progressive rehabilitation technology have been carefully developed around evidence-based practice by ACP’s team of scientists, physicians, biomedical engineers and clinicians to provide leading-edge clinical efficacy and safety.
By decreasing pain, inflammation and edema, Therapeutic Modalities can increase patient comfort and tolerance to treatment. This enables therapists to introduce earlier, more aggressive therapy interventions to help improve function and recovery. Therapeutic Modalities can also allow therapists to treat more complex conditions by decreasing muscle disuse atrophy, increasing circulation and improving neuromuscular control in patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses.
- All devices are FDA 510K registered and have been tested extensively among a broad patient population, from elite athletes to aging adults.
- Device operational protocols are developed around evidence-based practice and are condition-driven for reproducible treatment results, ease of use and therapist efficiency
- ACP’s therapeutic equipment features a number of patented and proprietary features, including Delta T Temperature Dose Control and Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS)
- ACP’s equipment warranty guarantees that its therapeutic modalities will be free of material and workmanship defects for two years. Reconditioned equipment is covered for a one year period.
Introducing ACP’s New Pro Series Technology
Continuing its heritage for innovation and outcomes-driven design, ACP’s new Pro Series equipment introduces yet another level of clinical integrity, reliability and ease of use through a variety of new features.
This new product line includes Electrotherapy (Omnistim® 500 Pro); Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) (Omnistim® FX2 Pro and Omnistim® FX2 Pro Sport); Ultrasound (Omnisound® 3000 Pro); Short Wave Diathermy (Megapulse® II Pro); and an Infrared Therapy and E-Stim Combo Unit with Hand Probe (Neuroprobe® 500B).
Each of these devices now offers pre-set parameters with protocol-driven operation for clinician efficiency and ease of use. In addition, the new Pro Series devices include a larger menu display, improved durability, and a smooth-finish control panel membrane for enhanced infection control. A hand remote is integrated into the Omnistim® 500 Pro and Omnistim® FX2 Pro for therapist or patient-prompted "sit to stand" functional muscle rehabilitation and other assisted therapy needs.
Electrical stimulation has been used safely for decades to help manage pain, relieve muscle spasms, increase range-of-motion, reduce muscle disuse atrophy, increase circulation and re-educate muscles. ACP's Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) is a patented and proprietary electrical stimulation waveform that closely replicates the body's normal muscle and nerve firing patterns.
ACP's Omnistim® FX2 Pro Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS)
ACP’s Omnistim® FX2 is the only device of its kind in the industry, and has been extensively researched for clinical efficacy. This patented technology utilizes a unique electrical stimulation waveform called Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) that closely replicates the body's normal muscle and nerve firing patterns (based on EMG research).
The system uses biphasic asymmetrical pulsed currents to induce contractions in the agonist and antagonist muscles. By providing high intensity, precisely timed sensory input to these targeted muscles, the Omnistim® FX2 is able to closely replicate the firing activity of sensory neurons and muscle stretch receptors during voluntary activity. In addition to its unique neuromuscular re-education capabilities, ACP’s proprietary PENS technology can help reduce disuse muscle atrophy (muscle wasting), decrease muscle spasms, and improve recruitment of muscles for favorable muscle performance following trauma, injury, or surgery.
The Omnistim® FX2 offers condition-driven operational protocols for ease of use and therapist efficiency. The unit also includes a built-in lead wire/output tester, as well as a unique hand control feature that allows clinicians (or patient with therapist oversight) to provide "active-assisted stimulation" to help facilitate functional exercises.
For more information on ACP’s Omnistim® FX2, please call 800-350-1100.
ACP's Omnistim® FX2 Pro Sport Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS)
The Omnistim® FX2 Pro Sport is the latest generation in ACP’s widely recognized Omnistim® FX2 line of electrical stimulation systems. This revolutionary workstation has been developed around the unique demands of elite athletes and sports rehabilitation professionals using ACP’s proprietary Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) technology. With its new sports-specific treatment protocols, the Omnistim® FX2 Pro Sport offers faster set-up, ease of use and flexibility. The pre-set protocols include Run, Sprint, Jump, Skate, Kick, Throw, and other sports-related rehabilitation settings.
ACP's Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) closely replicates the body's normal muscle and nerve firing patterns for effective neuromuscular re-education. The system uses biphasic asymmetrical pulsed currents to induce contractions in the agonist and antagonist muscles. By providing high intensity, precisely timed sensory input to these targeted muscles, the system is able to closely replicate the firing activity of sensory neurons and muscle stretch receptors during voluntary activity. In addition to its unique neuromuscular re-education capabilities, ACP's proprietary PENS technology can help reduce disuse muscle atrophy (muscle wasting), decrease muscle spasms, and improve recruitment of muscles for favorable muscle performance.
This versatile workstation also offers Interferential Current (IFC) stimulation for nerve block and pain management applications; Medium Frequency Alternating Current (MFAC or Russian Stim) for treatment of disuse atrophy; Low Voltage Pulsed Current (LVPC or Asymmetric Biphasic) for muscle re-education and reduction of spasm; and High Voltage Pulsed Current (HVPC or Monophasic) for increased circulation, pain management and muscle re-education.
For more information on ACP's Omnistim® FX2 Pro Sport, please call 800-350-1100.
ACP's Omnistim® FX2 Pro Elite Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS)
The Omnistim® Sport Elite has been developed around the specialized needs of elite athletes and sports rehabilitation professionals. Its sports-specific operational protocols and simple menu-driven design provide broad clinical capabilities in an easy to use system. The Omnistim® Sport Elite features ACP's patented Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) technology, which goes beyond traditional e-stim capabilities by producing a waveform that simulates the body’s normal muscle and nerve firing patterns for neuromuscular re-education following an injury or orthopedic procedure. The system's sports-specific PENS protocols provide high-speed, high-intensity muscle contractions to help reduce muscle disuse atrophy and spasms, while helping to restore normal muscle and nerve firing patterns for enhanced recovery-of-function.
ACP's Omnistim® FX2 Portable for "Home Use"
The new Omnistim® FX2 Portable enables patients to extend the clinical benefits of TENS and PENS electrical stimulation after they have been discharged from their initial rehabilitation program. In many cases, it may also be recommended as an adjunct to the regular clinician-administered treatment plan. With its pre-set operational features, therapists can pre-program the unit with the proper treatment protocols for simple at-home patient use. The versatile unit offers pain management, as well as neuromuscular reeducation protocols. For pain management, gentle electrical stimulation is transmitted through electrode pads placed at or near the affected area, which helps block pain through nerve stimulation and a release of the body's own pain-relieving biochemicals.
The Omnistim® FX2 Portable is the only home stimulator that also offers Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS) — a patented electrical stimulation waveform that closely replicates the body's normal muscle and nerve firing patterns. This proprietary waveform can help re-educate muscles following an injury, surgical procedure or neuromuscular condition. The effect may be used to assist in the treatment of several neuromuscular and orthopedic diagnoses. The Omnistim® FX2 Portable is easy to use and well-accepted by most patients. Clinicians provide patients with proper direction on electrode placement, treatment protocols, duration of treatment and general operation.
For more information on ACP's Omnistim® FX2 Portable, please call 800-350-1100.
Combination Infrared and Electrical Stimulation Therapy
Infrared therapy uses infrared and visible light-emitting Super Luminous Diodes (SLD) embedded in flexible neoprene pads, which are placed over the treatment area. Infrared therapy may be used to temporarily increase local circulation, relieve stiffness, and promote relaxation of muscle tissue. It may also be used to provide temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain associated with a wide variety of conditions including arthritis, chronic pain, connective tissue dysfunction and neuropathy. Infrared therapy provides mild to moderate thermal effects and is comfortable for patients.
Electrical stimulation may be applied in conjunction with the system's infrared therapy using a treatment probe or electrode pads that provide gentle electrical stimulation to the treatment area. Electrical stimulation has been used safely for decades to help manage pain, relieve muscle spasms, increase range-of-motion, reduce muscle disuse atrophy, increase circulation and re-educate muscles. Electrical stimulation is comfortable and well-accepted by most patients.
ACP’s Neuroprobe® 500 Pro Infrared and Electrical Stimulation
ACP's Neuroprobe® 500 Pro is the only device of its kind in the industry with the capability to simultaneously deliver electrical stimulation and infrared therapy. The combination of infrared therapy and two channels of electrical stimulation provide clinicians with superior treatment flexibility.
The unit's infrared therapy uses high-power Super Luminous Diodes (SLDs) at 630 and 875 nm to safely apply treatment at higher energy levels. The SLDs are embedded in flexible 5" x 7" neoprene pads for convenient placement. The system features pre-programmed, evidence-based protocols for Trigger Point Stimulation, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Interferential Current Therapy (IFC). In addition, it offers innovative treatment protocols for Sequential Motor-Sensory stimulation and Nerve Block stimulation (Wedensky Inhibition) that produces a direct anesthetic effect to relieve pain associated with wounds or trauma.
The Neuroprobe® 500 Pro features pre-programmed, evidence-based protocols for ease of use, with fully variable parameters for custom programming. An optional remote treatment probe is also available for Trigger Point Stimulation Techniques or "Hyperstimulation" to produce long-lasting analgesia in the treatment of chronic and acute pain.
For more information on ACP's Neuroprobe® 500 Pro, please call 800-350-1100.
Therapeutic Ultrasound has been used by physical therapists for many years. This therapy device creates high frequency sound waves beyond the range of human hearing. The vibration caused by these sound waves creates a heating effect that can help reduce pain, increase circulation and increase the extensibility of collagen tissues to decrease joint stiffness. Ultrasound is also used to reduce muscle spasms, and decrease chronic inflammation associated with conditions such as Bursitis and Tendonitis. By varying the frequency of the device's sound vibrations, the depth and the amount of heat generated can be controlled for thermal (continuous mode) or sub-thermal (pulsed mode) applications depending on the condition being treated. Ultrasound is typically useful for smaller treatment sites and is applied using a round-headed applicator called a transducer that is placed over a transmission gel on the patient's skin. Ultrasound treatment is comfortable and well-accepted by most patients.
Omnisound® 3000 Pro Therapeutic Ultrasound
ACP's Omnisound® 3000 line is the most extensively researched ultrasound device available, and is supported by numerous research articles for superior outcomes and safety. The 3000 Pro offers evidence-based operational protocols and can be used in Pulsed or Continuous Modes for both thermal and sub-thermal applications. With its advanced uniform beam, the Omnisound® 3000 Pro offers the lowest Beam Non-uniformity Ratio (BNR) and Peak Area of Maximum Beam Non-uniformity Ratio (PAMBNR) in the industry for heating consistency and patient safety. In addition, the system's patented Delta T Temperature Dose Control Technology ensures reproducible dosage for treatment consistency and clinician efficiency. The system includes transducer mounted operational controls and 1 or 3 MHz power options for superior flexibility, efficiency and safety. The transducer comes with two different heads (2 & 5 cm) that rotate 360 degrees for more effective ultrasound application.
Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy uses electromagnetic waves to create a heating effect that increases circulation in the body’s tissues. Diathermy has been used for many years to help reduce pain and inflammation, decrease joint stiffness, relieve muscle spasms and increase local blood flow. Applied to the patient through a large applicator (head or drum), Shortwave Diathermy's effects may be used to assist in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, slow healing wounds and arthritis. Its mild to vigorous thermal effects may also be used to increase the extensibility of collagen tissues in connective tissue disorders including scar tissue. Shortwave Diathermy is comfortable and is well-accepted by most patients.
Megapulse® II Shortwave Diathermy
The Megapulse® II Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy provides state-of-the-art thermal and sub-thermal treatment capabilities to assist in the treatment of several clinical diagnoses. With its patented Delta T Temperature Dose Control Technology, the system ensures reproducible dosage for treatment consistency, ease of use and clinician efficiency. In addition, it offers a heavily shielded HI-Q applicator head, which focuses the beam and provides uniformity of heating for patient comfort and safety. The system's protocols are well-researched, and output parameters have been carefully selected to address a broad patient population. ACP's Megapulse® II Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy offers demonstrated clinical efficacy, and the units are widely recognized as the most reliable and efficient devices in the industry.